When ordering over the phone from a dance shoe store, at the end of a long friendly conversation with the owner…
ME: Well, hey, thanks! You’ve been super-helpful.
HER: You’re welcome! And by the way, I’m gay.
[awkward pause, not that there’s anything wrong with that]
HER: … Er, my name is Gaye, G-A-Y-E.
Today, after dinner, I spotted a gaggle of interns and figured it was high time I actually broke from my recently-anti-social self and said hi.
ME: I didn’t catch your name…
HER: Oh, I’m fun!
[brief confused and amused pause]
HER … See? [shows name badge: P-H-U-N]
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For the record, Gaye did come across as quite gay (as in happy), and Phun does seem quite fun. The geek in me ponders causality.